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Why did a valley outside the old city of Jerusalem named Gehenna get translated as Hell? (Mat 5:22, Mat 5:29, Mat 5:30, Mat 10:28, Mat 18:9, Mat 23:15, Mat 23:33, Mar 9:43, Mar 9:45, Mar 9:47, Luk 12:5, Jam 3:6)


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Have you done any research at all about the different words translated hell and their origins? This sounds either like you have done none at all our you have done so much you already have an opinion and just want us to find it. –  Caleb Jan 1 '14 at 0:22
@ Only he is good. Please explain where you got the impression that Gehenna is a city. I am aware that there is also a valley in Jerusalem which bears the name Geenna, (γέεννα) and used figuratively in the KJV as the place of eternal punishment. That would in fact be the lake of fire and not Hell which will be cast into the lake of fire. Gehenna as defined in Webster: GEHEN'NA ge-hinom, the valley of Hinom, in which was Tophet, where the Israelites sacrificed their children to Moloch.This word has been used by the Jews as equivalent to hell, place of fire or torment and punishment –  Bye Jan 1 '14 at 0:26
@Bye If you read carefully "Why did a valley outside the old city of Jerusalem". I apologize if I give the impression that Gehenna is a city. I was trying to point out the city of Jerusalem to help locate the valley in question. Also Gehenna and Geenna (as you have found) are two renderings of the same word. –  Only he is good. Dec 6 '14 at 14:34
@Caleb Thank you, I have indeed done some research about the different words translated as hell and their origins. Though I run into a logical error when trying to determine how this valley is to be thrown into a lake of fire as Bye points out. So why this valley gets added to the concept of hell is a real question. –  Only he is good. Dec 6 '14 at 14:39

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